The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced that Terkel, a Q&A site that helps marketers build visibility online, has been selected as an Awardee for the 2022 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The AIC is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by helping early-stage ventures scale.
Terkel will be added to the Arizona Innovation Challenge portfolio and participate in the ACA's Venture Ready Accelerator, connecting companies with serial entrepreneurs, high-level executives, and subject matter experts. As a participant, Terkel will complete a series of panels and workshops within the subsequent 12 months of the award. The Accelerator helps startups refine their business plans, improve go-to-market execution strategies and increase investor readiness.
“We're incredibly grateful for the support of the Arizona Commerce Authority," said Brett Farmiloe, Founder of Terkel. "From ACA's Virtual Accelerator program to the AIC, 2022 has been a year full of learning and growth for us. We're honored to be recognized as one of Arizona’s innovative startups.”
Since 2011, the ACA has selected 125 AIC awardees from over 2,000 applicants. Previous AIC Awardees include CampusLogic, Paradox, Trianual, TapRoot Interventions & Solutions, botco.ai, Neolight, and Qwick.
Terkel was selected as one of 10 awardees by judges after pitching their startup in person before a panel of investors on November 17.
Terkel is a question-and-answer site that helps marketers build visibility online by sharing their expertise. More than 10,000 Experts answer questions on Terkel to get their insights featured in articles on sites like Fast Company, Zapier, GoDaddy, and 500+ more publishers. With 150,000 answers received, Terkel is democratizing thought leadership by providing unprecedented access to digital PR opportunities.
About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter @azcommerce.